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Why he would land in my yard
« on: June 18, 2010, 06:20:33 AM »
I'll never know. I was doing the shop thing tuning shooters when I heard a sound I couldn't believe CAW! CAW! CAW!. I thought maybe it had landed in my tree for a short stop and then would be on it's way so I do my slow peek out the open shop door and to my disbelief he had landed on my plastic bird bath feeder and had knocked it off in the process. :0 There he was in the middle of a pile of seed just scooping it up while the little birds were scattering around him. :0 I usually don't drop Crows and they never come into my yard but this one must of had a bet with his buddies that he could make it in grab a quick snack and get out alive lol lol lol. I had taken the 2240 out to the shop with me and she had a CPHP in her ready to go. I snagged up the pistola and as I always do slid it around the corner of the door then rested the cross hairs at the top of his chest and released the CPHP. THWACK! and feathers flew as he fell to his side raised his tail and head then both dropped to the grass. I was still kinda shocked about a Crow in my yard but made short work of the first and probably the last one since his kin probably witnessed it from the safe zone. The 2240's first CAW and at the 15yrd mark and I think my shop's turning into a hunting hide lol. Ed
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Re: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010, 06:28:12 AM »
Its insane I tell yaz!  Great shooting!  I can get them into my yard with my electronic call, but they won't sit still long enough for me to blasterate them. :)
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Re: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2010, 06:34:29 AM »
Thanks Randy and I propped him up in the yard for a decoy, invite the whole family to lunch here lol. Ed
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Re: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2010, 06:36:52 AM »
is your still CO2? I want one convereted to PCP.
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Re: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2010, 06:42:15 AM »
Still CO2 but with some mod's inside to pump up the fps.Ed
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Re: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2010, 07:51:19 AM »
congrats
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Re: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2010, 08:42:07 AM »
Congrats on your 2240's first crow kill Ed!  Nice shot!

That's exactly why it came in.  Its buddies had dared it to last 1 min. on your property.  They just wanted to get rid of their buddy probably so they can have its stash of food when it never returned from the 1-way trip :)

It's the same here.  I had 1 or 2 crows land on the trees at the edge of my property this past season, or across the street.  They would not come any closer than 60yds.  The one I got was a 1-legged crow that saw the Starlings eat the cat food and figured it was safe if the Starlings could do it.

I couldn't even get a normal crow with 2 legs!! :0  hehehe  Its buddies probably sent it my way, so I could put it out of its misery.  They are pretty smart these crows..  :D
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Re: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2010, 11:55:16 AM »
Thanks brothers, Crow with one leg hehe Harry. I had him propped out there for most of the day but all he attracted was flies so he was taken to wood's next to me and placed next to a critter route. He'll be gone before tomorrow I'm sure, free meal. Ed
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RE: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2010, 12:21:46 PM »
crazy michigan crow....  no corn fields to terrorize yet.... musta been truly desperate !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2010, 12:51:44 PM »


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only1harry - 6/18/2010  4:42 PM I couldn't even get a normal crow with 2 legs!!  hehehe  Its buddies probably sent it my way, so I  could put it out of its misery.  They are pretty smart these crows..  
Thats too Funny.



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RE: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2010, 03:32:15 PM »
Thanks brother Paul and the corn is just getting started . Ed
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Re: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2010, 03:32:45 PM »
Again nice shooting Ed!
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RE: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2010, 10:46:19 AM »
Good job on the crow. I dont get them around here veru often either. Just the beloved grackles and they are catching on that my yards aint safe for them. Its funny how birds figure out who can and cant come into a yard.
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RE: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2010, 05:13:15 AM »
Thanks brothers and from what I picked of this morning the CAWS have not figured it out yet lol. Ed
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RE: Why he would land in my yard
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2010, 12:06:51 PM »
great shooting again Ed!  :p
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